The Ojibwa: People of the Great Lakes


Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Ojibwa Native Americans, tracing their customs, family life, history, culture, and relations with the United States government.
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Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Ojibwa Native Americans, tracing their customs, family life, history, culture, and relations with the United States government.
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Children's Literature
These Native American people live in the northern woodlands of the Midwest and in Canada; about half of the Ojibwa people, who are also referred to as Chippewa, now live in cities and towns off the reservations, or reserves as they are called in Canada. Their early way of life is described, as is their good relationship with the French settlers. The establishment of the British Hudson's Bay Company led to competition between the French, the British, and the American Indian tribes. In the years following the American Revolution through the 1800s, treaties made with the Ojibwa forced them onto reservations. The limited hunting and fishing grounds led the Objiwa to become farmers, causing a serious decline in their standard of living. Today, gaming operations are bringing in substantial amounts of money, which is used to improve reservation housing, health care, and education. Efforts are underway to better educate reservation children, teaching them about their history and culture as well as modern technology and science. Part of Bridgestone's "American Indian Nations," this basic introduction to these people of the Great Lakes has captioned photographs and illustrations to further engage the reader. A glossary, bibliography (including Web sites), index, and timeline will help students understand the Ojibwa's history and culture, which has lasted to this day. This is a serviceable, albeit dry, informational book for elementary students. 2003, Bridgestone Press,
— Peg Glisson
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-About one third of this book describes life today rather than focusing solely on history as many titles do. Full-color photos and reproductions appear on at least every other page; however, in some of the historical reproductions, the Ojibwa are depicted as being savage. Sidebars focus on important people and offer a recipe for popped wild rice. No information about the author is included, so readers cannot determine her knowledge of the subject. Three Web sites are listed, but one can't be found.-S K Joiner, Brazoria County Library System, Angleton, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736813563
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: Our Government Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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